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“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. ”
― Rosa Parks
We thought this story from the Huffington Post was truly captivating and showcased an important perspective in a unique way. Here’s a shorter re-blog of the full article.
UNICEF’s Child Photographers Capture Niger’s Youth
(Source: Huffington Post)
In Niger, a group of children assumed roles as advocacy journalists last week, taking to the streets armed with digital cameras and the objective of telling a critical narrative.
Twenty Nigerien youth, eight to 16 years old, attended a UNICEF workshop led by photographer Giacomo Pirozzi, who provided them with the skills to create photo essays depicting “children’s vulnerabilities.”
The young photojournalists focused on the developing country’s street kids, as about 43 percent of Nigerien children work as beggars, street vendors or domestic servants, UNICEF reports.
The young photojournalists told the story of malnutrition, hygiene issues and young marriage. About 61 percent of girls 15-19 years old are married to older men with 26 percent engaging in sexual intercourse by 15, according to UNICEF.
The photos were put on exhibit as part of last week’s Day of the African Child 2011.
For the full article, read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/21/unicef-child-photographer_n_881544.html
Oprah: Putting the Double “O” in GOOD
After 25 years of touching peoples’ lives through television, the world must say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show. We here at charitybuzz want to take this moment to applaud Oprah on her humanitarian efforts that have impacted men, women, and children from all walks of life, all over the world. Ms. Winfrey recently hit the charitybuzz auction block by donating 4 VIP tickets to her show and a meet-and-greet, which raised $105,000 for the 2011 RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Auction. As she embarks on a new path in her life, we commend Oprah on all she has accomplished, and we continue to be inspired by her passion and devotion to truly doingGOOD and livingWELL.